Bird in Hand
54 Chapel Hill, Halstead CO9 1JP
Tucked a little way off the main road through Halstead, the Bird in Hand is worth checking out. It evidently does great food, and there’s an ever-changing range of beers courtesy of landlord Shaun (a fellow attendee at SXBottleShare meetups). On the one quick visit of ours in 2016, we had the Elephant School Brewing Co. (an offshoot of the Brentwood Brewing Company) ‘Sombrero’, a Chia and Passion Fruit ‘Saison’ (which is like Greene King IPA, but only in that it’s a beer, as it’s entirely different in all other respects).
[Aug 2017 update : Shaun has moved on (bon voyage to him, but Yorkshire’s gain is Essex’s loss) so likely some changes to the beer on offer!]